The past 30 years has seen a continuous increase in the application of compressed air for pneumatic devices used in mechanical engineering. In many cases it is so much more efficient as to be virtually irreplaceable by alternative power sources: not only its safety and flexibility makes it unique. And remarkable power-to-space/weight ratio results in a high degree of compactness and miniaturisation. This article gives some examples of how airpower is being applied today; the tools and the industries in which they are used, including the most recent ingenious application--that of fluidics control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Eriksson, H B
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00095695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM